Google Images hacked


Google's Image Search has apparently been hacked. All queries return a line or two of normal images, followed by thousands of differently-sized versions of the image above, depicting a grisly car-crash ganked from a Ukrainian news site's coverage of the wreck.

This Reddit thread contains screenshots of other search-results that have images of Kevin Durant, a basketball player, in the mix.

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  1. Also working normally for me. Also in US.

  2. It was doing the same thing here on google.ca a little while ago, but seems to be fixed now.

  3. At least a couple people on the official Google discussion thread for the issue indicated it only seemed to be happening with Google's DNS servers, so DNS poisoning definitely seems like a likely situation.

  4. Mechanism aside, what an utterly bizarre attack. It's like a numbers station.

  5. SamSam says:

    It seems to be fixed -- and fast too:

    Kelly Machado Google Employee 9:38 AM (1 hour ago)
    Hi guys,
    Thank you all for your reports! Just to let you know that we are currently looking into this.
    We will keep you updated on this thread.

    Kelly Machado Google Employee 10:35 AM (48 minutes ago)
    Hey guys,
    We think we've fixed it. Could you please try and refresh your browser (clear cache & cookies) and see if it worked for you?

    link

    Some folks suggest that you need to refresh your DNS settings, though.

    I never got to see it...

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